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Supplier: M08104

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Guided hikes, camping and backpacking adventures in Grand Canyon. Trek fees include transportation from your hotel to and from the trailhead, all permit and entry fees paid, all needed camping gear, all food and snacks while on the trail, and a mature, professional guide.

M08104 is the answer for novice and first-time backpackers, as well as experienced trekkers, interested in the ultimate hiking experience in the Grand Canyon, or Havasu Falls. The idea is to create the most memorable experience for the trekker, instilling and inspiring a love for the outdoors while teaching fundamental techniques for treading lightly on the earth.

Our team leaders and office personnel here in Arizona, and our experienced partners abroad all have the same vision. We want to provide the very best for our customers looking to have "a getaway" that will not only bring a few days of escape from the modern stresses of life, but also quite possibly create a positive life-altering experience.
Questions and Answers
Our mission is to share the simple pleasures of life, which the world of nature affords through adventure travel and self-discovery.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

In operation for 20 years.

2. What is your company's mission?

Share the simple pleasures of life, which the world of nature affords through adventure travel.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Custom hiking and backpacking adventures in the Grand Canyon and Havasu Falls.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

undisclosed.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

All of our packages are popular – We offer the wide variety of length and difficulty in order to please a variety of clients, including our ability to customize.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Repeat visitors and referrals. We have many visitors that come back to us for additional adventures and refer or bring their friends.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M08104
Picture Name Highlight Activity Price Destination

Grand Canyon Classic Hike - Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails backpacking adventure Grand Canyon Classic Hike - Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails backpacking adventure

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You will discover the heart of Grand Canyon while camping deep in it. With professional guides, food, camping gear and permits are provided.

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
USD 995 Arizona

Grand Canyon Indian Gardens Backpacking Adventure Grand Canyon Indian Gardens Backpacking Adventure

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Spend 3 days and 2 nights deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy marvelous scenery while hiking to the Colorado River.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
USD 795 Arizona

Rim to Rim Rim to Rim

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Enjoy the grandeur of the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon on this classic hike. Hike from the north across the river and up the south rim seeing a range of ecosystems and exceptional views.

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
National Parks
USD 1095 Arizona

Havasu Falls Camping Adventure Havasu Falls Camping Adventure

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Experience the land of blue-gree water. This truly is an" oasis" hidden away deep in this beautifully rugged and wild landscape

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
National Parks
USD 895 Arizona

Havasu Falls Lodging Adventure Havasu Falls Lodging Adventure

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After a great day of exploring, cool off in Havasu's magnificent waterfalls and turquoise travertine pools. Then return to the quaint Supai Lodge for a restful evening

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
National Parks
USD 995 Arizona
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Yogen Torachan Verified User Review 2005-04-09
Yes sir, I did participate with the tour operator as scheduled from Aug. 12-15, 2004, Rim to Rim 4 days/3 nights. To begin with, I had requested them for my ... view more inclusion to some of theirorganised group tours.But since they couldn't mobilise enough people, it became a solo trip a guide and myself. Concerning this,I knew about it beforehand and have no desire to complain at all. I would like to catagorize the scaling in the following 5-items each with 2- points, the total coming to 10 points. 1.Promptness in answering my questions: 2 The Tour Operator, Mr.Eb, was indeed very helpful in responding to my questions right from my initial contact, answering all my concerns and doubts about the trip promptly without any hesitation. On the day I stampede into the Grand Canyon and then to the lodge, I was half heartedly worried if any one would come to contact me, for the trip was to begun the next day i.e Aug 12. The call time from my guide to my room as relayed to me by Mr. Eb was around 7:30 pm. With expection I was there in my room waiting for the telephone to buzz. And there it was, approximately around the time as notified beforehand, Mr. Nik called me explaining as to the overall schedule of the trip next day. Indeed I was relieved to confirm my sense that the trip would be actually taken from the next day. 2. Knowledge in their product: 2 My guide Mr. Nik, a lanky tall guy much younger than myself was earnestly answering to many of my questions concerning the geoecological or the historical or the natives of the Grand Canyon during the long trail we were together for 3-days. I'm very much satisfied to his knowledge of the GC. 3. Foods supplied during the tours: 1 Experience has inscribed me a common sense not to bear any sort of expectation concerning the food stuffs during such trails. As such, I did not have any high expectation of the quality of the food.But since I'm a good eater, I wanted my belly to be full with satisfaction at least for the dinner. Few bites loaf with some cheese and few cups of tea or the coffee for the breakfast or the lunch is just fine.But sincerely confessing ,I had wanted few more bowls of rice porridge for the dinner. 4. Equipments used during the Trail: 1 The camping on the first night ( Aug.12) was awful. We reached the Entrance of the North Kaibab Trail, North Rim late in the evening drenching in the cold chilli rain after a long hectic drive. After an hours ascending uphill in the midst of huge tall cedar woods, we finally found a site for our camping completely shrouded with darkness. After installing our tents, my guide prepared our Thai style rice porridge dinner which really tasty. Since the hours was already late and for the sake of our long trail which was to be launched before dawn, we decided to sleep. Besides , there was nothing to do in the total darkness under the freezing temperature. After squeezing myself into tent, I inflated my thermostat mattress until it bulged entirely and lied down to sleep. It was indeed warm, in fact, much more warmer than I'd thought. As I was dozing to half asleep, my entire body began to feel some kind of chillness with bouts of shake. But this can't be the bout of fever due to some kind of sickness.Because I did not have any signs of cold or whatsoever. I wanted some heat so as to warm myself. I tried many ways not to loose heat from my body. Than I felt freezing cold insulating from the mattress.And I also noticed that the mattress has completely become deflated.And this was the reason why the temperature dropped so low inside the tent.Immediately, I started mouth to guage inflation trying to push as much air as possible. After mattress was entirely raised to hard thickness, I lied down again to take a long thriving sleep. The shaky chillness vanished and felt much more relaxed as the warmth regained inside the tent.But this didn't last long and was never everlasting. I repeated the blowing of the mattress to that thickness so as to entirely get separate me from the cold soil underneath me.But the mattress gave away easily to my weight so as to get intact with the soil insulating coldness into my body.At last, I knew this is going to go throughout the whole night, because there is a leak somewhere in the mattress, which we confirmed in the Cotton Wood campground in the Bright Angel River oozing air from the mattress when we plunged it into the river. The whole night inside the tent I was fighting to avoid coldness without a tint of sleep and praying the emmergence of dawn as quickly as possible.Finally, at around 4:00am, at the sign of slit of bright rays I was very happy to get up and prepare to decend to the entrance of the Kaibab Trail. 5: Total Charge for the Tour :1 Considering the entire trek, the total expenditure of US$726.75 seems to be quite expensive. Apart from the foods or the equipments, half of the first day (Aug.12), was entirely lost in the South Rim doing nothing just waiting for the van that was to drive us to the North Rim at around 2:00pm. although I was assembled early in the morning at 7:30am from my lodge.It would have been more satisfactory if they had guided me around the South Rim during that time interval of at least 2 or 3 hours. However, looking aback to the Trek of Grand Canyon last summer I got no regrets at all. Inspite of few things I did say, the entire Trek was very satisfactory.And I enjoyed great. The 13th Aug. was a beautiful day, the sky being completely blue with strongs rays of sun urging it to become a hot day. I got really thrilled as we started to decend from North Rim Kaibab Trail because it was moment of my lasting dream of myself to make a big crossover of the Grand Canyon by my own footstep. On the way to the Cottonwood campground, I saw the Roaring Springs Falls dropping to the base of the canyon eventually joining to the Bright Angel River. It was at middle of the night at our second camp at the Cotton Wood Campground.I somehow woke up and felt the nature's call but in this total darkness I was to some extent hesitating to walk that distance. Just to feel the surroundings, I unzipped the side entrance of my tent and poked my head towards the sky.And there it was the glittering stars so huge and gigantic resemblings to the emblem of chariot wheels or the neck bangles of the oriental women and then sparkling so near by my eye sight.I was just amazed for I had never seen such huge silvery stars in my life and just gazed agastlingly forgetting the entire surroundings, not knowing to myself that sleep had again overtaken me.At dawn, as I woke up again looked straight up to the sky to fetch up those stupifying silvery stars, but they were all gone, entirely vanished beyond my reach out of sight. Ribbon Falls is an exquisitingly cute fall that must be visited.A small big side step will reach us there from the Cotton Wood Campground.But the first visitors would face much difficulty because there are no proper signs or indicators for the directions to the Ribbon Falls. On our last campsite Bright Angel Campground, contrary to the Kaibab trail, I could see human flooding from the Bright Angel trail, trekking or on mule back to visit Historic Phantom Ranch, The Anasagi Ruins or the Kaibab Bridge crossing over the Colarado River.This is the place where we reappear again close to our modernism coming in contact with our inquisitive human folks, Cokes or Juices of varieties installed in a restaurant or a clean toilet to sooth our nose. Here again at this campsite , I got relate about the night again. The day was excellent with tremendous summer heat. Under this sunny serene place, some hikers were plunging into the river to cool off or some others were just sitting idly taking off their garments to have a sunbath.There no signs of rain at all at the moment but there exist a forcast of the possibility of showers at late night. There it was at around 9:00pm.At first, it was just few drizzles. The drizzles began to change into gush of rain.Not a good omen. I ran and ran to the campsite to my tent in total darkness.By the time s I managed to find my tent, I was totally drenched. I unzipped the side window of my tent , toshed myself into the tent.I was relieved to be inside my tent. I was changing my drenched garments, but the rain was pouring more forcibly as if squeezing more water from the clouds blanketing the Grand Canyon. Never mind for the rain, yes, it's the nature's work. But I was in the midst of a big problem, thinking a way out but without any means in this circumstances of utter darkness under the drenching rain. My tent was just floating in the pool of accumulated rainy water. I realised that my selection of my tent site was misplaced. Yes, not a drop of water penetrated inside the tent.But it was scarry to sleep on a floating tent. Moreover, the thermostat mattress never worked It was cold again inside the tent. I just waited sitting down with my buttocks stretching my legs hoping the rain would calm down. My god, no signs at all. The sounds of the splashing rains were as strong as ever. I hated disturbing my guide but no way out. I needed his help to overcome this dilemma. However, he seems to have noticed my problem and he too, was thinking that the rain would stop soon. Both of us managed to pull off my tent shifting it to a slanting place where the rain water was drained to the lower areas. Thanks to my guide for the problem was solved and at last, was preparing to sleep without any sort of fear of drowning into a pool of rainy water, I felt a sudden silence with only the sound of the flowing river.Soon after my shifting of the tent, the rain had stopped. The final trek was ascending through the Bright Angel Trail emmerging to the South Rim. Crossing the Colarado River through the Silver Bridge, we headed towards our next destination to Indian Garden passing through the pipe creek passage.Numerous people from all over the world hiked this route. I could notice from their appearance or the sounds of their words generated by these people indicated,South Rim is very cosmopolitan and Bright Angel Trail is a popular route for many foreigners as well. Me too, came across a colleague of mine who happen to be in the South Rim Trailing down the Bright Angel Trail with his family. Just fantastic to meet a friend of mine after so many years in the middle of the South Rim.He too, was spending his summer with his kids who are mostly educated in USA. At approximately 4:00pm we cleared off the zigzag trails of the Bright Angel Trails reappearing to our final destination, the starting point of THE SOUTH RIM.' S BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL, where we were there just 3-days back. Although I've rated them 'Good' by 7 points, the overall experience was satisfactory.I thank my young guide Mr. Nik and the tour operator Mr.Eb. And thanks to you all for your service. And again I apologize for my belated response.

 2  Kathie Maughan Verified User Review 2005-01-07
Sky Island Treks advertised as being geared toward novices. Although I found the guide to be a little bit impatient with my "first timer" status, he ... view more had excellent skills and a fair amount of knowledge about our location. The trip itself was the best I've ever taken. The route was well planned, the pace comfortable, and getting to know the location is one of the more magnificent experiences on earth.

 3  Colleen Horeish Verified User Review 2005-01-07
We had a fabulous trip, and we all want to go back again - soon! We're even planning to use the same service, Sky Island Treks. We loved our guide; he ... view more was so extremely knowledgeable about everything to do with the Grand Canyon. Park rangers would even ask him questions. The whole trip was well worth every dollar spent.

 4  Liz McDougall Verified User Review 2005-01-07
Yes, a three day trek down the Bright Angel trail. It was great.

 5  Yair Liberzon Verified User Review 2005-01-07
I'd like to say and I hope I'm going to affect others wishing to join these trips. That the guide I had is a very good one to join with. He was very ... view more considerable and easily changed the trip plan for my requests. I hope there would many guides like him. I was in the Grand Canyon from the 1/26 to 1/28 and walked the Bright
Angels train plus I has a chance to walk some part of the South Keihab trail and I visited Plateu Point.

 6  Sheila Towgood Verified User Review 2005-01-02
Yes, we did go on a tour with Sky Island Treks to the Grand Canyon. We were very happy with them. The guide was wonderful, the trip well organized and the food good.

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